Prof. Dr. Paul Melotde Beauregard


Düsseldorf + 49.211.5406.5500

Paul Melot de Beauregard advises clients on the entire spectrum of national and international labor and employment law, focusing on restructurings, transactions, and negotiations with trade unions and works councils. He also advises on benefits and service agreements with board members, managing directors, and senior executives and on compliance issues, operational pensions, and outsourcing. He has advised significant players in the banking, chemical, manufacturing, health care, and film industries.

Paul regularly counsels companies on the liability of board members and managing directors, including directors and officers liability insurance (D&O), as well as on compliance with the legal framework at the company and group levels. He has extensive experience with separation and liability processes in and out of court; in implementing compensation and benefits systems, including operational pensions; in litigation, arbitration, and negotiations involving employment issues; in supporting human resource departments in matters with employment agencies and in tax and social security issues; and advising on secondments and international HR projects.

In addition, Paul has significant experience advising on issues of data privacy at the workplace, including the negotiation and implementation of approval processes, data privacy policies, inter-company agreements, and data privacy violations and liabilities.

Paul is a board member of pro bono Deutschland e.V., an organization supported by law firms advocating for the establishment and promotion of pro bono work in Germany. He is also an honorary professor at the faculty of law at FernUniversität Hagen.


  • Riverside acquires ToolWatchJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition of ToolWatch, a leading provider of tool and equipment tracking and operations management software for the construction, utilities, and oil and gas industries.
  • Milliken & Company acquires Zebra-chemJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Zebra-chem GmbH, a global chemicals company known for its peroxide and blowing agent masterbatches.
  • Amadeus FiRe AG acquires GFN AGJones Day advised Amadeus FiRe AG in connection with its acquisition of 100% of the shares in GFN AG, a German IT training provider that cooperates with well-known industry partners to offer specific training and certified qualifications.
  • Milliken & Company acquires Borchers from The Jordan CompanyJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Borchers Group Limited, a global specialty chemicals company known for its innovative high-performance coating additives and specialty catalyst solutions, from The Jordan Company, L.P.
  • Amadeus FiRe AG acquires COMCAVE Holding GmbH, Dortmund for €200 millionJones Day advised Amadeus FiRe AG, Frankfurt, on the €200 million acquisition of 100% of the shares in the retraining specialist COMCAVE Holding GmbH, Dortmund.
  • Western Digital sells IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®)Jones Day advised Western Digital Corp. in the sale of its IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®), a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management.